NESMITH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WASHED
OUT UNTIL 2015...
23, 2014) Darrell Lanigan was
a surprise entrant in the 10th Annual 'NeSmith World Championship
Race' at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on November 21-22.
The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series season finale boasted
a $10,000 winner's check and attracted a strong 42 car field.
On Friday night, Darrell timed in second quickest in his group
during the qualifying session and later scored the win in heat
race action. The Union, Kentucky superstar was slated to start
Saturday's 100-lapper from the pole position, but inclement
weather unfortunately pushed back the 'NeSmith World Championship
Race' until January 31, 2015. More information from the weekend
at Ocala can be viewed online at www.nesmithracing.com.
LANIGAN WRAPS UP TREMENDOUS WOOLMS
SEASON IN STYLE AT CHARLOTTE!
9, 2014) The Darrell Lanigan
Racing (DLR) team concluded the World of Outlaws Late Model
Series campaign with a bang on November 6-8 in the 8th Annual
'World of Outlaws World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at
Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina! A stellar field of 77
competitors piled into the pit area at the 4/10-mile speedplant
and a pair of $12,000 top prizes were up for grabs. On Thursday
night, Darrell Lanigan posted the fastest lap overall during
the qualifying session for Friday's program, while he timed
in fourth quickest in Group B for Saturday's showdown.
In front of a huge Charlotte crowd, Darrell won his heat race
on Friday evening prior to drawing the fourth starting spot
for the 50-lapper. He worked the high-side to perfection and
passed leader Chris Madden for the thrilling win on the last
lap to pocket the $12,000 check. The seventeenth series win
of the season for the Union, Kentucky superstar came over Madden,
Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Dennis Erb, Jr. In Saturday's
finale, Darrell ran second in heat race action prior to working
his way up to fifth in the 50-lap headliner to finish behind
only victor Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, Scott Bloomquist, and
Billy Moyer. By just showing up in the Charlotte area this weekend,
Darrell clinched his third WOOLMS National Championship! Complete
results from the 'World Finals' weekend can be accessed online
(Barry Lenhart Photo)
DARRELL LANIGAN RETIRES EARLY
IN FALL CLASSIC AT WHYNOT...
26, 2014) Union, Kentucky star
Darrell Lanigan jumped behind the wheel of a Childress Racing
#f5 Black Diamond by Club 29 racecar over the October 24-25
weekend at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi.
The 20th edition of the Coors Light 'Fall Classic' drew 48 entrants
to the 3/8-mile oval and a $15,000 payday was on the line. Darrell
grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race
on Friday night, which lined him up starting from the inside
of the seventh row in Saturday's 100-lap mega-event. Unfortunately,
Darrell's feature was a short one, as he drew a lap 11 caution
and ultimately retired from the 'Fall Classic' in the twenty-fourth
spot. Full results from Whynot can be obtained by clicking on
LANIGAN RUNNER-UP IN KNOXVILLE
28, 2014) Darrell Lanigan Racing
(DLR) made a rare appearance with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series on September 25-27 at the hallowed Knoxville Raceway
in Knoxville, Iowa, as Darrell Lanigan was gunning for his second
straight 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' title. The
three-day crown jewel spectacular kicked off with a pair of
$7,000 to win preliminary programs at the 1/2-mile Marion County
fairgrounds speedplant. On Thursday evening, Darrell ran third
in his heat race prior to climbing all the way up to second
in the 25-lap main event to finish behind only victor Jonathan
Davenport. At Knoxville on Friday night, Darrell finished fifth
in his heat race, won the B-Main, and later wound up fifteenth
at the conclusion of the caution-free 25-lapper.
By virtue of his strong points performance
on Thursday, the Union, Kentucky superstar earned the rights
to the outside of the front row for Saturday's 'Lucas Oil Late
Model Knoxville Nationals' headliner, which once again boasted
a hefty $40,000 payday. Darrell then tracked down polesitter
Brian Birkhofer to lead laps 31-40, but unfortunately jumped
the cushion late in the 100-lap main event while running just
outside of the top five. He wound up suffering front end damage
as a result and retired on lap 86 in the nineteenth position.
Complete results from Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online
DARRELL LANIGAN WINS RECORD 16TH
WOOLMS EVENT OF SEASON!
14, 2014) Darrell Lanigan and
his #29 DLR team stood tall in World of Outlaws Late Model Series
victory lane for a record 16th time in 2014 on Saturday evening,
September 13 at the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan!
After Friday's $8,000 to win 'Down & Dirty 100' weekend
opener was nixed by Mother Nature, Darrell set his sights on
a third race title in as many years at the sprawling 7/16-mile
speedplant. The Union, Kentucky superstar knocked down the fastest
lap overall during qualifying, won his heat race, and later
redrew the fourth starting spot prior to the drop of the green
flag in the 65-lap headliner. Darrell then led laps 4-5 and
14-65 of Saturday's rugged shootout to score the $15,000 payday
over Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, Rick Eckert, and Scott Bloomquist!
Complete results from the rain-shortened 'Down & Dirty 100'
weekend can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
(Jim DenHamer Photo)
LANIGAN COMPETES IN 44TH ANNUAL
WORLD 100 AT ELDORA
7, 2014) Darrell Lanigan Racing
(DLR) rolled into the hallowed ground of Eldora Speedway in
Rossburg, Ohio on September 4-6 for the 44th edition of the
'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza kicked off
on Thursday and Friday with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs,
each of which paid $5,000 to the winner. On Thursday night,
Darrell Lanigan won his heat race before slipping back to eighth
at the finish of his 25-lap feature event. At Eldora on Friday
evening, Darrell once again scored the win in his heat race
and later earned a strong fifth place performance in his 25-lapper,
as he trailed only winner Matt Miller, Randy Korte, Tim McCreadie,
and R.J. Conley.
When the stakes were raised much higher
on Saturday, all eyes were focused on the prestigious globe
trophy and the $47,000 payday. Darrell grabbed the third and
final transfer spot through his stacked heat race, which lined
him up starting sixteenth on the grid in the 'World 100.' During
the course of the 100-lap grind, the Union, Kentucky superstar
fought valiantly to advance forward in the race before eventually
settling for a sixteenth place effort. Complete results from
the action-packed 'World 100' weekend can be accessed online
DARRELL LANIGAN'S WOOLMS WIN
TOTAL NOW UP TO FIFTEEN!!!
1, 2014) Darrell Lanigan's 2014
World of Outlaws Late Model Series win total now stands at fifteen
following a pair of big wins over the Labor Day holiday weekend
(August 29-31) in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania! Things
kicked off on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver,
Pennsylvania. Darrell clicked off the fastest lap overall during
qualifying and later won his heat race. After drawing the pole
position prior to the 50-lap main event, Darrell led laps 1-3
and 17-50 en route to capturing the $10,000 payday ahead of
Rick Eckert, Tim Fuller, Tim McCreadie, and Eric Wells!
The action quickly shifted to Selinsgrove
Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Saturday and Sunday
for two more WOOLMS showdowns. On Saturday evening, Darrell
once again set Fast Time during qualifying and appeared to pick
up another heat race win, but was disqualified due to weighing
in light at the scales. After taking a series provisional, the
Union, Kentucky star blasted past nineteen competitors during
the $8,000 to win headliner on his way to a strong fourth place
effort behind only winner Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, and
Rick Eckert. Darrell then capped off his impressive holiday
weekend on Sunday with a $10,000 triumph at Selinsgrove, as
he won his heat race and led all fifty circuits of the feature!
Full results from the tripleheader can be accessed online at
DARRELL LANIGAN CONTINUES WOOLMS
DOMINATION IN MICHIGAN!
24, 2014) Darrell Lanigan Racing
(DLR) racked up their thirteenth World of Outlaws Late Model
Series feature win of the 2014 campaign on Saturday evening,
August 23 at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan! Darrell
Lanigan posted the quickest lap overall during WOOLMS time trials
and later scored the win in heat race action. After drawing
the pole position prior to the A-Main, Darrell led laps 5-18
and 30-50 to capture the $10,000 top prize. The Union, Kentucky
star beat Brady Smith, Dona Marcoullier, Rick Eckert, and Clint
Smith to the checkers last night in the Wolverine State!
A night earlier, the #29 team was in
the pit area at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan for another
$10,000 to win WOOLMS battle. Darrell qualified second quickest
in Group B during time trials prior to taking the win in his
loaded heat race. He later drew the sixth starting spot before
the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper and proceeded to
pick off four competitors en route to a strong runner-up outing
behind only winner Curtis Roberts. Full results from the one-two
weekend in Michigan can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
(Jim DenHamer Photo)
LANIGAN'S CONSISTENT WEEKEND
ENDS WITH WINCHESTER WIN!!!
17, 2014) Darrell Lanigan and
his #29 DLR team celebrated in World of Outlaws Late Model Series
victory lane for the twelfth time in 2014 on Saturday, August
16 at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia! Darrell laid
down the quickest lap overall during qualifying prior to scoring
a win in his heat race. After drawing the fourth starting spot
before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Darrell
skirted past leader Tim McCreadie on lap 44 and led the remainder
of the distance to pocket the $10,000 payday over McCreadie,
Dan Stone, Rick Eckert, and Kenny Pettyjohn!
Earlier in the three-race weekend, Darrell
earned a pair of runner-up efforts in the states of Delaware
and Maryland. On Thursday at Delaware International Speedway
in Delmar, Delaware, the Union, Kentucky star ran second in
his heat race, officially led lap 17 of the main event, and
later posted a strong runner-up performance in the $10,000 to
win race behind only victor Gregg Satterlee. At Potomac Speedway
in Budds Creek, Maryland on Friday evening, Darrell won his
heat race prior to advancing past five competitors in the $10,000
to win A-Main to finish second behind only race winner Austin
Hubbard. Complete results from the tripleheader can be located
online at www.woolms.com.
LUCRATIVE STRETCH OF RACING FOR
#29 DLR TEAM...
2, 2014) The #29 DLR team wrapped
up the 27th edition of the 'USA Nationals' tonight at Cedar
Lake (WI) Speedway, as all eyes were fixated on the $50,000
top prize. Darrell Lanigan rolled off from the outside of the
eighth row in the 100-lap headliner tonight at CLS and eventually
worked his way past five competitors en route to an eleventh
(August 1, 2014) Night
two of the 'USA Nationals' weekend took place tonight at Cedar
Lake Speedway and preliminary action was held for the crown
jewel event, which boasts a hefty $50,000 payday tomorrow evening
at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Union, Kentucky star
Darrell Lanigan laid down the sixth quickest lap in Group B
during time trials tonight and later grabbed the third and final
transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner
Bobby Pierce and runner-up Billy Moyer, Jr. Darrell will start
sixteenth on the grid in tomorrow night's 100-lap 'USA Nationals.'
(July 31, 2014) The
dirt-slinging action shifted to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway
in New Richmond, Wisconsin tonight for the start of the huge
27th Annual 'USA Nationals' weekend. The World of Outlaws Late
Model Series sanctioned a $6,000 to win program tonight at CLS.
Darrell Lanigan knocked down the fastest lap overall during
the qualifying session prior to claiming the victory in his
heat race. Darrell then drew the fifth starting position before
the 40-lap main event and quickly moved up to second in the
caution-free affair to finish behind only victor Jimmy Mars.
(July 29, 2014) A very
busy week in the Badger State of Wisconsin kicked off tonight
with a visit to Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin, as the
World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over a $10,000 to
win battle. Darrell Lanigan posted the fourth quickest lap in
Group B during qualifying and later scored the win in heat race
action. After drawing the fourth starting spot for the 50-lap
feature, Darrell took the lead from Rick Eckert on lap 17 and
never looked back en route to his eleventh WOOLMS victory of
2014. He picked up the $10,000 top prize in beating Eckert,
Jimmy Mars, Tim Fuller, and Billy Moyer to the checkers!
(July 26, 2014) The
25th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' came to a close tonight
at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois and
a $25,000 winner's check was on the line in the World of Outlaws
Late Model Series extravaganza. Darrell Lanigan drew the third
starting spot for tonight's PDC and paced the stellar field
from laps 41-54. At the end of the wild 100-lapper, Darrell
found himself in the fifth position behind only winner Tim McCreadie,
Jimmy Owens, Mason Zeigler, and Shannon Babb.
(July 25, 2014) Following
Independence, Darrell Lanigan and the #29 team made the overnight
tow to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois
for the opening night of the 25th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic.'
Darrell timed in ninth quickest in Group B during World of Outlaws
Late Model Series qualifying, but later blasted to the front
of the field in his heat race to score the prelim win. He will
be in the redraw with the other five heat race winners prior
to tomorrow evening's 100-lap feature, which boasts a hefty
$25,000 top prize!
24, 2014) The Darrell Lanigan
Racing (DLR) team pulled into the pit area tonight at Independence
Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, as the Hawkeye State venue
greeted the World of Outlaws Late Model Series with a $10,000
to win program. Darrell Lanigan, who has dominated Independence
in recent years, picked up his tenth WOOLMS triumph of the 2014
campaign. After timing in third quickest in qualifying and winning
his heat race, Darrell paced the stellar field from green to
checkers in the 50-lap feature to score the $10,000 victory.
The Union, Kentucky ace beat Frank Heckenast, Jr., Rick Eckert,
Tim McCreadie, and Billy Moyer to the stripe to record his twelfth
win overall! (Jim DenHamer Photo)
WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SERIES
WILD WEST TOUR RESULTS...
18, 2014) Another $10,000 top
prize was on the line in the "Wild West Tour" finale
tonight at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Darrell Lanigan, who is the current World of Outlaws Late Model
Series point leader, qualified second quickest in Group B and
later scored the win in heat race action over Chase Junghans
and Eric Wells. After drawing the sixth starting spot prior
to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Darrell was
able to move up one position during the caution-free affair
to finish fifth behind only race winner Tim Fuller, Tim McCreadie,
Brady Smith, and Shane Clanton.
15, 2014) The third leg of the
"Wild West Tour" took the Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR)
team to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota tonight
for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series
tilt. Darrell Lanigan continued his domination of the national
touring series by capturing his ninth win of the year. After
timing in seventh fastest during qualifying and taking the win
in his heat race, Darrell drew the pole position before the
drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner. The Union, Kentucky
superstar then led from flag-to-flag to secure the $10,000 payday
over Morgan Bagley, Tim McCreadie, Rick Eckert, and Tim Fuller!
13, 2014) Darrell Lanigan, of
Union, Kentucky, bagged his fourth 'Gopher 50' title tonight
at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota! Darrell
knocked down the fifth fastest time during the World of Outlaws
Late Model Series qualifying session prior to picking up the
win in his loaded heat race. After drawing the fourth starting
position in the 50-lap feature, Darrell took the lead from Morgan
Bagley on lap 23 and dominated the remainder of the prestigious
race. At the conclusion of the 'Gopher 50,' he was celebrating
the $11,000 triumph over Bagley, Tim Fuller, Rick Eckert, and
Eric Wells! (Scott Gulbranson Photo)
(July 12, 2014) Heavy
rain showers across southeast Minnesota have forced Deer Creek
Speedway officials to postpone tonight's NAPA Auto Parts 'Gopher
50' for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series until Sunday
evening, July 13. A large crowd of Super Late Model teams were
on the Spring Valley, Minnesota grounds this afternoon ready
to compete in the second leg of the WOOLMS four-race "Wild
West Tour" before the persistent showers led officials
to reset the entire $10,000 to win program to Sunday.
(July 10, 2014) The
annual World of Outlaws Late Model Series "Wild West Tour"
kicked off tonight at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota!
Current series point leader Darrell Lanigan timed in second
quickest in Group B during qualifying and later scored the win
in heat race action. After drawing the third starting spot prior
to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Darrell paced
the talented field for the first 37 circuits. At the conclusion
of the $10,000 to win headliner, the Union, Kentucky superstar
found himself in the third position behind only race winner
Jimmy Mars and runner-up Tim McCreadie.
LANIGAN DOMINATES FIRECRACKER
100 WEEKEND AT LERNERVILLE!
28, 2014) Darrell Lanigan captured
his 60th career World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory tonight
by finally winning the ‘Firecracker 100’ at the
storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania! Darrell
started the night by taking the win in heat race action and
then drew the outside pole for the start of the 100-lap mega-event.
After leading the first eleven circuits, polesitter Jonathan
Davenport assumed command and led up until lap 68 when he encountered
terminal mechanical troubles - handing the point back to Darrell.
The Union, Kentucky superstar then led the remainder of the
distance in the 'Firecracker 100,' which was shortened by ten
laps due to rain showers. Darrell recorded the $30,000 triumph
over Scott Bloomquist, John Blankenship, Dale McDowell, and
Jimmy Mars! (Jason
(June 27, 2014) Darrell
Lanigan Racing (DLR) competed in night two of the ‘Firecracker
100’ with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tonight
at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Darrell Lanigan
clicked off the ninth fastest lap during the second qualifying
group prior to finishing third in his stacked heat race. After
starting the $6,000 to win feature event from the outside of
the ninth row, Darrell was able to pick off seven competitors
during the 30-lapper en route to an eleventh place showing.
The Union, Kentucky star still leads the WOOLMS point battle
by 164 markers following night two at Lernerville Speedway!
26, 2014) The Darrell Lanigan
Racing (DLR) team ventured to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver,
Pennsylvania tonight for round one of the 'Firecracker 100'
weekend. Darrell Lanigan, who sits high atop the World of Outlaws
Late Model Series point standings, timed in second quickest
in Group B during qualifying prior to picking up the win in
heat race action. After drawing the pole position for the 30-lapper
and finally taking the top spot on lap 21, Darrell went on to
win the opening night of the 'Firecracker 100' to grab his 59th
career WOOLMS victory and the $6,000 payday. Completing the
top five were Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Jonathan Davenport,
and Mike Marlar. The victory tonight marked Darrell’s
sixth WOOLMS win of the season, as he continues his unbelievable
stretch of not finishing outside of the top ten with the national
touring series this year! (Jason Shank Photo)
LANIGAN CRUISES TO FIFTH WOOLMS
VICTORY AT BIG DIAMOND!
24, 2014) Darrell Lanigan and
the #29 Darrell Lanigan Racing (DLR) team competed at Big Diamond
Speedway in Forestville, Pennsylvania tonight and came home
with the $8,000 payday in the ‘Diamond Shines 40!' This
marked Darrell’s fifth World of Outlaws Late Model Series
victory of the 2014 season. Darrell qualified on top of the
stellar field with a 15.968 second lap prior to winning his
heat race and starting third in the main event. The Union, Kentucky
star then overtook leader Chub Frank on lap 25 to go on to lead
the remaining distance of the 40-lapper - taking the victory
over Rick Eckert, Chub Frank, Dan Stone, and Eric Wells. Darrell
still leads the WOOLMS points heading into this weekend’s
8th Annual 'Firecracker 100' at Lernerville Speedway. Complete
results from the 'Diamond Shines 40' event can be found at www.woolms.com.
(Chris Budihas Photo)